NRL kicks off mental health program

The Liberal National government is investing $660,000 over three years into the National Rugby League’s (NRL) Indigenous All Stars, State of Mind program. The initiative hopes to deliver mental health and resilience workshops to more than 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including Indigenous All Stars players, youth summit participants and 15 grassroots clubs […]

Deputy Prime Minister to address APP

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals Michael McCormack MP will address delegates at APP. Mr McCormack has accepted the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s (Guild) invitation to speak at the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference on the Gold Coast. on the morning of Friday 8 March to deliver the opening address where he will […]

AFT partners PATY again

Following two years as major sponsor, AFT Pharmaceuticals brand Maxigesic has continued its support for pharmacy assistants and will again be the major sponsor of the Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Now in its 13th year, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award, is promoted as the premier […]

Salute Sydney’s super women

Blackmores is inviting nominations for the Blackmores Mercie Whellan Women+Wellbeing Awards 2019, with $6,000 in prize money on offer. These awards celebrate women in the greater Sydney region who have made an outstanding contribution to the local community by improving people’s health and wellbeing. Winners will be announced at an International Women’s Day gala dinner […]

Guild welcomes ALP health reform

The Federal ALP’s commitment to establish a permanent Australian Health Reform Commission if they gain power at the forthcoming election has been welcomed by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Shadow Health Minister Catherine King says the proposed Commission would be an independent, legislated body charged with developing and overseeing a long-term health agenda, thus not […]

PSA co-signatory for 7CPA

Health Minister Greg Hunt has made a statement that the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) will, for the first time, be a co-signatory to the 7CPA. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman said: “We are delighted with Minister Hunt’s commitment to have PSA as a signatory to the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement. “With Pharmacists in […]

Unlock our potential: PSA

  A new report developed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), reveals the 11 system changes needed for healthcare evolution to deliver safety and quality improvements in the use of medicines, and better use of pharmacists to improve access to healthcare. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman launched the Pharmacists in 2023: For patients, […]

More 24/7s under Labor

If elected on March 23, a Labor government in NSW promises to increase the number of 24-hour pharmacies with a $5 million injection. The ALP opposition says the funding will be spread between five additional 24/7 pharmacies over a three-year period and is intended to meet the cost of a pharmacist, pharmacist assistant and overnight […]

Drug error impact revealed

A new report has revealed that medicine-related problems result in 250,000 Australians being hospitalised each year and another 400,000 presenting to emergency departments, with at least half of the cases preventable. The problems include medication errors, inappropriate use, misadventure and interactions. The ‘Medicine safety: Take care’ report, developed for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia by […]

Add us to the MBS: PSA

The recommendation to add pharmacists to the list of eligible allied health professionals to access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items, for medication management services for patients with complex care requirements, is an important investment in the safe and effective use of medicines, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said. The Allied Health Reference Group of […]